This is one of his most famous novels where he muses about the rol and meaning of technology in a very heideggarian and nietzchian way.
The fear and enthusiasm we experience at the sight of perfect mechanisms are in exact contrast to the happiness we feel at the sight of a perfect work of art.
Junger was an amazing man ( if you doubt that read STORM OF STEEL as well).It's apparent from this novel that he was also a remarkably subtle writer.
Interesting read. I picked it up after reading storm of steel but obviously this is a completely different book. Storm of steel is a one off that cannot be copied or repeated. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Quinner
A former soldier, Captain Richard, must give up the old ways of morals and manhood, to accept the ways of the New World; one in which will lead him into the very bowels of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Watson
Ernst Jünger's novel is a mix of '1984' by George Orwell and `Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Luc REYNAERT
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Ernst Junger is best-known for his "In Stahlgewittern" ("Storm of Steel"), a literary account of the time he spent serving in World... Read more
Captain Richard, black listed by the armed services, is desperate for a job and approaches an influential ex cavalry comrade,Twinning's, to intercede. Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by An admirer of Saul
I gather when this novel came out, it was widely dismissed as irrelevant. It was probably out of sync with the contemporary German political sensibility with political parties that... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by JAK
This is certainly a fascinating read. Junger's vision of the future feels possible, there is a world weariness about his character's views, ideas and memories. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by Flippy
A wonderful work by Junger. An interesting contrast to his On Pain. I see three basic themes running through the work. Read morePublished on March 1, 2009 by dizzy dean
THE GLASS BEES is an interesting, even fascinating book. It isn't necessarily an easy one to read, but then again, Ernst Jünger isn't known for his light touch with a pen. Read morePublished on June 20, 2008 by M. G Watson